NCN Sport Editor suspended

first_imgJocelle Archibald, a Senior Reporter and Sport Editor at the National Communications Network (NCN), was on Monday suspended for one month without pay for publically criticising a colleague.Archibald took to social media, where she joined many in voicing her criticism over NCN’s Junior Producer, Norman Gobin’s question to President David Granger. During the televised weekly broadcast of ‘The Public Interest’, Gobin asked the Head of State if he plays Pokémon Go.Jocelle Archibald, a Senior Reporter and Sport Editor of NCNShe was subsequently ordered by management of the State-owned media house to take down the Facebook status, which read, “Who goes to interview the President… The President and asks about Pokémon go… I’m surrounded by idiots.”She was then told to issue written apologies to Gobin and his Manager at the company, Veteran Programme Coordinator, Wendy Hermonstein.However, it was reported that although she submitted her apologies, they were deemed “sarcastic” and “insincere” by NCN’s management, resulting in the Human Resources Manager, Tishika De Costa, suspending her for one month without pay; this instruction was given by the Chief Executive Officer Lennox Cornette.Archibald has been employed at the State-owned entity for a number of years, while a source has confirmed that Gobin has only been attached to the company since 2014.She is expected to resume work as per normal on the September 29.Efforts to make contact with NCN’s Chief Executive Officer proved futile.When contacted, Chief Labour Officer Charles Ogle pointed out that although he is unable to pronounce on the actions taken by NCN’s management, a meeting with Archibald should shed some light on the matter.last_img read more


first_imgENTREPRENEURS behind a new business magazine say they hope CCTV footage will help identify the mystery man who tried to ruin their launch.It has been reported that free copies of The Bizz – which have been left in shops throughout Letterkenny area and other parts of Donegal last weekend – have been ‘scooped up’ and dumped!A spokesman for the magazine told Donegal Daily: “We were dumbstruck when people from a number of shops contacted us to say one particular individual has been in with them taking free copies of the magazine. When challenged by one shop owner he claimed as they were free he could take as many as he liked. “The magazine is a new venture and we decided to give the first issue away free to allow people see the colour, content and original stories we had. We didn’t some people could be so low. We’ve seen the CCTV of the person in action and it’s the real deal!“If that individual could contact our office and consider returning the magazines we’d be only too grateful as we had arrangements made to drop any leftover copies to the Letterkenny General Hospital wards, the Donegal Hospice and medical centres around the county,” he said.The Bizz features interviews, current affairs, history, profiles, blogs, fashion and much much more.As well as features on Seamus Coleman, knitwear queen Edel MacBride, the glossy magazine even has a feature on Donegal Daily! The first issue is free and locally produced and is also geared towards the Donegal diaspora with an online and mobile version available. CCTV CLUE AS MYSTERY MAN STEALS HUNDREDS OF COPIES OF NEW BUSINESS MAGAZINE was last modified: October 5th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalmagazineThe Bizztheftlast_img read more

Ranking the Big 12 Coaching Jobs

first_imgIt’s hiring season — known in Athens and Lincoln as “find us somebody who’ll average more than nine wins a year” season — which means we need to rank the Big 12 coaching jobs. From most desirable to least. Here we go.1. OklahomaOU is basically Texas minus all the crap that goes along with being Texas (see below).2. BaylorNew facilities. Most recent Heisman winner. A brand that resonates with kids. A stone’s throw from multiple recruiting hotbeds. Zero accountability from local media so you can do whatever you want there including harboring a rapist without getting any questions from anyone. Who wouldn’t want to coach at Baylor?3. Oklahoma StateI’m not sure even Gundy knows how easy he has it. The cash flows. The facilities rock. The spotlight shines brighter down south (and it doesn’t even shine that bright there). Win 7-9 a year, throw in a 10-win season every once in a while, and you’re good to go.4. TCUHey, don’t take it from me. Sonny Cumbie would rather coach at TCU than at Texas. That’s pretty hilarious, by the way. Come save our offense in Austin. Nah, I’m good here at Texas Christian! Texas Christian!5. TexasI keep being told Texas is one of the three best jobs in the country, if not the best. That’s just not true. It’s not even one of the three best jobs in the Big 12. Between the administrative mess, the Longhorn Network obligations and the fact that Baylor, Texas Tech, TCU, Houston and Oklahoma State (not to mention A&M and OU!) can come in and swipe all your recruits. It’s certainly not what it used to be.6. Texas TechI wanted to put Tech ahead of Texas but I just couldn’t.7. West VirginiaIt’s still weird and stupid that WVU is in the Big 12.  It feels like that’s at least a decent job because you’re not recruiting all the same dudes as the rest of the schools. I can’t put it in the top half though.8. Iowa StateCarson, Quade, Amilian and I had a conversation over the weekend about whether Nebraska would ever be elite again. The consensus was no because of location. Iowa State is Nebraska lite (including the irrational fan support — and I mean that as a good thing).9. Kansas StateHere are all the non-wizards who have had success in Manhattan: 10. KansasBig Jay expressing how every KU fan feels right now— Snyder’s Windbreaker (@KSUWindbreaker) November 28, 2015 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more